Given his expertise and longevity in the replacement window industry, BM Windows owner Michael Bohm is sometimes asked by journalists for his opinion on topics related to replacement windows and doors. He is always happy to provide his thoughts, given that replacement windows can be a complex topic for those outside the industry, including many homebuyers and homeowners.
Recently, Michal spoke to a journalist from Homes.com for an article about what homebuyers should look for when buying a flipped house (you can read the entire article here). Just as he pointed out in this blog post he wrote for the BM Windows blog last month, Michal told the journalist about what homebuyers should be aware of when it comes to flipped homes with recently installed replacement windows and doors. He says that homebuyers should ask the sellers if the windows have a warranty that is transferable.
Many window manufacturers only offer warranties that cover replacement windows for as long as the original purchaser owns the home, but some offer double warranties that can be transferred to the next homeowner. One manufacturer that offers this type of double warranty is Anlin Window Systems, our preferred replacement window manufacturer at BM Windows. Windows with a double lifetime warranty are great not only for buyers considering a flipped home, but they are also a good investment for homeowners looking to sell their homes in the near future, as they can be a great selling feature for the home.
The Homes.com article makes another great point that homebuyers would be wise to consider, which also applies to homeowners in San Diego looking for a replacement window company. The author says that homebuyers looking at flipped homes should confirm that any renovations were done by contractors who are licensed, bonded, and insured. If the house flipper tried to cut costs by hiring an unlicensed contractor to do things like install new windows and doors, any window warranties will be null and void.
Similarly, when you are looking to install replacement windows in your San Diego home, make sure you hire a company with the proper licenses and insurance. Not only will this keep your warranty from becoming invalid, but it will also protect you from liability, should anyone get injured on your property during the installation process. In addition, the replacement window company is also who you will call if anything ever goes wrong with your windows down the road, so make sure you go with a company like BM Windows that has been in business for a while and has a good reputation for customer service and handling warranty issues. To find out if a company in California is licensed, bonded, and insured, you can visit the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and type in the company’s name.
If you’re looking to have replacement windows and doors installed in your San Diego home, we’d love to talk to you! Contact us today to set up an in-home consultation, where you can have all of your questions answered by one of our friendly, knowledgeable, no-pressure team members. We hope to hear from you soon!